Financial Literacy: Can It Be Taught? Should Colleges Even Try?

Indiana U.

Indiana U. is highlighting its financial-education efforts with an ad campaign that features a wise pig on the side of a campus bus. In a nod to a popular Miley Cyrus song, the pig is using a wrecking ball to smash a “debt monster” (on the opposite side of the bus).
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These days, it’s widely accepted that colleges have some responsibility for their students’ financial lives.

College affordability and student-loan debt are now mainstream political issues, peppering the speeches of the president and presidential...

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